About 150 City of Melbourne Volunteers rode the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.
Gathering for the first City of Melbourne Volunteers’ Forum for 2014, the volunteers experienced first-hand Melbourne’s Star’s extensive meeting and events areas, enjoyed a morning tea prepared by Peter Rowland Catering and then took the 30 minute journey on the Star.
“City of Melbourne Volunteers are a crucial link in ensuring visitors to our city know about all the many things there are to do in Melbourne,” Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, Susan Riley, said. “The new Melbourne Star is obviously a significant new tourism attraction and I’m delighted so many of our volunteers have now experienced the views and the sensation of riding a giant observation wheel. I’m sure they’ll all be enthusiastic ambassadors for the Star.”
A higher than normal number of volunteers attended the forum, suggesting considerable curiosity about Melbourne’s newest Star attraction and the only giant observation wheel in the southern hemisphere.
“We’re delighted to welcome the volunteers to the Melbourne Star and are pleased so many have attended,” Melbourne Star CEO Chris Kelly said. ‘I know the volunteers are passionate about Melbourne and the many things the city offers and it’s exciting to know they’ll now be sharing information about their Melbourne Star experience with the many tourists they speak with.”